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Intel CEO Sees Chip Shortage Lasting Into 2024


Intel and other chip companies have wrestled with challenges including supply-chain snarls.

Credit: Thiago Prudencio/DAX/Zuma Press

Intel Corp. chief executive Pat Gelsinger said the chip shortage will last longer than expected as the semiconductor giant reported a decrease in quarterly sales with PC purchases slowing.

The Santa Clara, CA-based company profited handsomely from the shift to remote work and learning, which drove a shopping frenzy for desktops and laptops, many using Intel's chips. PC shipments fell by about 5% in the first quarter, according to estimates from International Data Corp., suggesting that a two-year wave of demand might have crested.

Intel said Thursday that first-quarter sales fell almost 7% to $18.35 billion, missing Wall Street expectations. Intel generated net income of $8.1 billion.

Consumer demand for lower-end PCs was particularly slow, Mr. Gelsinger said, even though corporate demand for computers remained strong.

From The Wall Street Journal
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